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Dimple Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
8
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Haig & Co. Ltd. (JH&C)
Strength
70 (proof)
Label
70° PROOF | no bottle size
Added on
04 Sep 2016 10:11 am by Franks

Average value

€ 289,10

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8 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dimple Old Blended Scotch Whisky

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N: The previous Dimple WB was a ‘right-off’ but we are back on track with this bottle. Fruity, seasoned [ground pepper>pinch of salt] malt, rather G&M in style - that familiar, generic [yep] yet comfortingly moorish scotch smell from the [60’s &70’s] era. Sweet [wheat] cereal now with a tart apple and rhubarb pie, a little custard, vanilla essence, biscuity-nutty oak, old-leathery maltiness, fresh-onion relish [pleased with that note], egg-whites/meringue, crystallised & stewed ginger,…. It’s a nose with general ‘scotch’ appeal, although far more beefy and edgy that by todays ‘clean’/sanitised’ fayre. 
    T: Soft attack, but attack it does, like its snappy and irritated [passive aggressive]. Even with water there’s only a slight improvement. Fresh malt develops as the agitation subsides but with an industrial metallicness [OBE?]
    F: The finish is where the chew and the mouthfeel form, leading to a moderately pleasing liquorice-fresh, malty, chocolate-milk chew.
    C: The palate is the weak link but concentrate on the qualities either side for the plus points, and theres much to be gleaned from this old blend. I’m in the mood for another Dimple now. Lets try the 15yo WB.

    Scores a D+

  2. alectron did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Same bottle (with the exact same cardboard box) exists with:
    Haig's
    Screen printed on bottle in white letters (instead of Dimple as it is in the above photos), and only 'Dimple Scots' stated on lower front label (no alc, no fill, but should be from around the ~50s or early 60s at a guess).

    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/24236/haigs-dimple-bot1950s-spring-cap

    https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/23615/dimple-scots-haigs-bot1940s-spring-cap

    http://www.haigwhisky.com/haig-whisky-agony-uncle-can-i-drink-this-old-dimple/

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